Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy

The Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy is seeking a new Managing Editor to replace Dr Leith Campbell, who plans to retire after Volume 12 at the end of 2024.  It is hoped that the new Managing Editor would be available to take on some activities during a hand-over period in the last half of the year.

If you are interested in the position or have questions about the duties and responsibilities, please contact the Managing Editor, Leith Campbell, at  The appointment of the new Managing Editor will be made by the TelSoc Board.  TelSoc, the Telecommunications Association Inc., is the publisher of the Journal.

The Managing Editor has overall responsibility for managing and publishing the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.  Assisted by an Editorial Advisory Board, Section Editors, and a Board of Editors, the Managing Editor overseas all aspects of the quarterly production of the Journal – from attracting submissions, through timely peer review, to publication decisions and the assembly and publishing of each issue.

The Journal is currently in a growth phase.  The new Managing Editor will set the future direction and scope of the Journal to enhance its reputation and the size of its readership.

The position is for an unpaid volunteer – TelSoc is an all-volunteer organization.  The Managing Editor is expected to be “hands on”, but the amount of individual work necessary will depend on the incumbent’s ability to attract and retain sufficient volunteers to undertake all the required activities.  There is some financial support for commercial copyediting of accepted papers.

The Managing Editor must be able to work effectively with the Editorial Advisory Board, to delegate to the Section Editors, and to manage and maintain the Board of Editors.  These arrangements provide very important supports for the Managing Editor.

In addition to a general interest in “scholarly” publishing and some familiarity with editing and publishing tasks, a suitable applicant should preferably:

  • Have had some direct editorial experience as a senior or assistant editor;
  • Have had some previous involvement with the Journal as an editor, reviewer or author;
  • Be familiar with the activities of TelSoc and its interests;
  • Have some experience with the OJS software or similar publishing platforms.

It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to take up some duties with the Journal during the second half of 2024, so that a smooth transition to the new Managing Editor can be achieved.

Expressions of interest should be addressed in the first instance to the current Managing Editor, Dr Leith Campbell, at before 19 May 2024.